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Global Street Paper Summit

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The 2022 Global Street Paper Summit in Milan is now over.

The first gathering of street papers and their staff since before the pandemic, the Summit took place between 12 and 16 September. Hosted in collaboration with the local street paper Scarp de' tenis, the Summit is an opportunity for our global movement to discuss shared challenges, celebrate successes and think about the future.

INSP Awards: Winners Announced!

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The INSP Awards took place at the Milan Museum of Science and Technology on 15 September.

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        About Us

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        We are a non-profit and global community dedicated to tackling poverty and homelessness. We do this by empowering people and street paper enterprises to tackle these issues locally.

        What We Do

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        What is a Street Paper?

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        Street papers provide people in poverty with an immediate source of income whilst driving long-term change through journalism and advocacy.

        Why Street Papers?

        Changing lives

        The cycle of homelessness is real... walking in that door (of the Big Issue), getting asked your first name and do you want to work? The power in that one sentence did so much for me.

        Vendor Rachel, Big Issue Australia
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        Changing attitudes

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        Street paper journalism is thorough and sharp and grounded in the social change required to end poverty and homelessness in our cities.

        Sean, street paper reader, Vancouver, Canada.

        Changing society

        Street papers shape the cities we love and the values of the world in which we want to live.

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